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1887        Replanting of trees starts with celebration of California State's first Arbor Day on
                        1·  the island.  (Note:  Deforestation occurred over the previous years by inhabitants.)


                 1891   I•   Army Torpedo Station built on east point.

                 1892        Torpedo Station and all real estate with the exception of the lighthouse reservation
                        1·  is transferred from the Army Quartermasters to the Army Corps of Engineers.

                 1895        US Geographic Board officially changes the name of the island from Yerba Buena
                        1·  Island to Goat Island to reflect common usage.
  ·-             1898    •   Control of most of the island is transferred to the Navy.  The Army Torpedo Station
                             remains  under  Army  control  and  the  Lighthouse  Reservation  remains  under
                             Lighthouse Service control.
                         •   Navy establishes a Naval Training Station .

                 1899   I·   Receiving Ship, San Francisco is established on Yerba Buena Island.

                 1923   I·   Naval Training Station closed, Training Command is transferred to San Diego.


                 1931    •   After a major lobbying campaign by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the
                             US  Geographic Board  officially changes the  name  of Goat Island  back to  Yerba
                             Buena Island.

                 1933   I·   San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge construction begins.

                 1936   I·   San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge is completed.

                 1939        US Coast Guard takes over operation of the Lighthouse Reservation
                        1·  and Bouy Depot.

                 1946        Receiving Ship, San Francisco is officially transferred to Treasure Island, as are all
                        1·  other administrative functions.

                 1966    •  New  enlisted  family  quarters  built  on  Treasure  Island  and  all  enlisted  personnel
                             families  are transferred to Treasure Island.  New Officer's family housing is built
                             and occupied on Y erba Buena Island.

                 1973        Navy transfers ownership of a large part of the old Naval Training Station
                        1·  to the US Coast Guard.


                 1993    •   The  Base  Realignment  and  Closure  (BRAC)  Commission  identifies  NAVSTA,
                             Treasure Island for closure in 1997.  This affects all Navy property on Yerba Buena
                             Island, as well as the property on Treasure Island.









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